Willie J. Irby
Services for Willie J. "Slim" Irby will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel, with the Rev. Grover Mosley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, with E.E. McDonald Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Irby, 62, of Meridian, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie M. Irby of Meridian; four children, Willie J. Irby Jr. of Vaiden, Nora R. Irby of Greenwood, Clarence L. Clark and Katherine Clark, both of Meridian; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Johnson of Meridian, Emma P. Hill and Audrey McShan, both of California;, Faye Overstreet of Toomsuba; three brothers, Fred A. McShan of Cleveland, Ohio, Eugene McShan of Chicago, Jim McShan of Meridian; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Visitation will be Friday from noon to 8 p.m. at E.E. McDonald Community Chapel.
Irving Moore Sr.
Retired school teacher/farmer
LOUISVILLE - Services for Irving Moore Sr. will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant #2 Baptist Church in Noxapater (Mt. Pleasant Community), with the Rev. Curtis Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Williams and Herring Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Moore of Noxapater, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Moore served as a mentor and community leader for many. He graduated from Jackson State University and was a deacon, choir member and superintendent of his Sunday school for more than 30 years. Since retiring from his 30-year teaching career, Mr. Moore worked part-time at Jitney Jungle in Philadelphia and enjoyed farming his land.
Survivors include his wife, Oceola Moore of Noxapater; a son, Irving Moore Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Collinsville; four daughters, Judith Lyons, Sherry Moore Wright and her husband, Charlie, and Reshoda Moore, all of Atlanta, Ga., Naundra Lyons Heidelberg and her husband, Victor, of Fayette; three sisters, Mary Shields of Noxapater, Quarteen B. Page of St. Louis, Mo., and Eddie Ruth Reynolds of Flint, Mich.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Arnita Moore Woodall.
Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Williams and Herring Funeral Home.
Willie Mae Ramsey
Services for Willie Mae Ramsey will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. M.L. Sampson officiating. Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ramsey, 94, of Meridian, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Rush Foundation Hospital.
Survivors include a stepson, Dr. Leroy Ramsey of Dix Hills, N.Y.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 7 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home.
William David Mangum
Graveside services for William David Mangum will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, with the Revs. Robert Horel and Wayne Hoffmann officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mangum, 92, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Specialty Hospital. He was retired from First State Bank in Waynesboro, a member of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of First Baptist Church in Waynesboro. Mr. Mangum was a Rotarian, a member of the Mississippi Banker's Association and numerous other civic activities.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hoffmann and her husband, Wayne, of Sausalito, Calif., and Ann Maynor and her husband, Tom, of Meridian; a sister, Emmaree Grimley of Waynesboro; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Busby Mangum.
The family requests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church in Meridian.
Retired nurse's aid
Services for Leandrue Seals will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Oscar L. Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Friendly Community Cemetery in Marion.
Ms. Seals, 84, of Marion, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Heartfelt Hospice.
Survivors include a sister, Johnnie Brookshire, and a brother, Eddie Seals Jr., both of Fort Dodge, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home.
DeAnsha R. Smoot
DEKALB - Graveside services for DeAnsha R. Smoot will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Chamberlin Cemetery in Preston, with the Rev. Kelvin Woods officiating. E.E. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Infant Smoot, two months, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia.
Survivors include her mother, Pamela R. Smoot of Scooba; her father, Dennis Grady of Preston; a brother, LaDarrius Smoot of Scooba; grandparents, Roosevelt and Diane Smoot of Scooba, Johnny and Diane Grady of Preston; great-grandparents, Lue Birda Smoot of Porterville, James and Clara Windham of Preston, Pair Lee Grady and Helen Brown, both of Preston; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Jackie Carroll Hamilton
HATTIESBURG - Memorial services for Jackie Carroll Hamilton will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church in Meridian. Moore Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hamilton, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born in Philadelphia in 1932 to J.C. and Katie Sharpe Hamilton. He moved with his family to Hattiesburg when he was five years old. After graduation from Hattiesburg High School in 1951, Jackie served four years in the U.S. Navy as a radioman. He was decorated with the following citations: National Defense Service Medal, China Service medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Citation, Korean Service Medal (with Four Battle Stars), and the U.N. Service Medal. It was while stationed in Alaska that he felt the call to ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Anchorage.
Upon returning to Hattiesburg, he graduated from William Carey College in three years with a bachelor of arts degree in religion and philosophy. During his college years he led youth revivals and preached at numerous churches. During his senior years, he became the full time pastor of Glade Baptist Church in Laurel. Later pastorates include: Terry Baptist Church, Riverside Baptist Church in New Orleans, First Baptist Church in Quitman, and Highland Baptist Church in Meridian were he served for 15 years. Mr. Hamilton retired in 1994 from First Baptist Church in West Point, where he served over seven years.
Throughout his ministry, he preached in many Bible conferences and revivals in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, and as far away as Montana, Colorado and California. He served on committees of the local and state Southern Baptist organizations and was on the Christian Action Commission of the Mississippi Baptist Convention for a decade.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Mr. Hamilton's travel to numerous foreign countries, including South Africa and the Soviet Union, preaching and leading conferences as well as attending international meetings. He was involved in Lions and Rotary clubs for many years, and worked in civic affairs in the various places he lived. In West Point, he served as chairman of the Untied Way annual fund raising effort.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Loustalot Hamilton, an instructor at Jones County Junior College; two daughters, Jacquelyn Carole Linton and Lisa Anne Mansilla, both of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Jonathan Carroll Hamilton of New York City; two sisters, Martha Hamilton Allman of Hattiesburg and Mary Hamilton Daniel of Pasadena, Texas; and seven grandchildren
Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.
Retired railroad and construction company owner
Services for Wayne Luquire will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Barham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Walter Chapel Cemetery in Bay Springs.
Mr. Luquire, 52, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Meridian.
The family requests memorials be made to the Diabetes Foundation, 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, Miss., 39211-3058.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home.
Hamp Henton Watkins
PHILADELPHIA - Services for Hamp Henton Watkins were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Nowell Funeral Services, with the Rev. Jerry Bennett officiating. Burial was to be in Mars Hill Cemetery in Leake County.
Mr. Watkins, 63, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Riley Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his mother, Jennie Watkins of Philadelphia; three brothers, Howard Watkins of Conehatta, Malcolm Watkins Jr. of Gilmer, Texas, and Dennis Watkins of Philadelphia; three sisters, Shirlen L. Thomas of Decatur, Sally Griffin of Houston, Texas, and Sue Whatley of Philadelphia.
Catherine Marie Hovious
Graveside services for Catherine Marie Hovious were to be held today at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, with the Revs. Robert Matheny and Robert Horel officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Miss Hovious, 89, of Meridian, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at Rush Foundation Hospital. She was employed as a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Miss Hovious was also a registered x-ray technician and a registered lab technician. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Mississippi Association of Registered Nurses, a lifetime member of the American Association of Anesthetist, American Nurses Association, American Society of X-Ray Technicians, American Medical Technologists and a member of Rush Foundation Hospital Alumni Association.
Survivors include several distant cousins and a circle of very special friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church or the Catherine Hovious Scholarship Endowment at Meridian Community College Foundation, 910 Hwy. 19 North, Meridian, Miss., 39307.
Hattie Moore Murray
QUITMAN - Services for Hattie Moore Murray were to be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Souenlovie Baptist Church, with the Rev. Parker Chancellor officiating. Burial was to be in the church cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Murray, 76, of Enterprise, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Riley Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Murray of Enterprise; five daughters, Ruby Satcher and Ronda Burton, both of Meridian, Lynn Scott of Butler, Ala., Kim Sisson of Hattiesburg and Barbara Satcher of Stonewall; two sons, Bennie Murray of Rayville, La. and Danny Murray of Quitman; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arnold Wayne Watkins
Carpenter and farmer
Graveside services for Arnold Wayne Watkins will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Graham Cemetery in Meridian. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Watkins, 59, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in his home. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and a mason.
Survivors include his mother, Rosa Lee Baldwin Watkins, two brothers, Martin Watkins and his wife, Johnnie, and Johnny Watkins and his wife, Aileen, and a sister, Margaret Winstead and her husband, William, all of Meridian.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew "Buddy" Watkins.
Pallbearers will be Josh Watkins, Matthew Watkins, Chris Winstead, Stephen Shelby, Marty Watkins and Ricky Presson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gina Felks, Adrienne Watkins and Tim Oglesby.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Freeman Turner Keener
BUTLER, Ala. - Graveside services for Freeman Turner Keener were to be held today at 4 p.m. at Bladon Springs Cemetery in Bladon Springs, Ala., with the Rev. Russell Wray officiating. Bumpers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Keener, 78, of Frankville, Ala., died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro.
Survivors include his son, Norman T. Turner and a brother, Towner Keener, both of Mobile, Ala.; and his aunt, Mary Preson of Eight Mile, Ala.
Services for Mattie Loper will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at East Mississippi State Hospital Chapel, with the Rev. David Manesco officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Haven Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Loper, 67, of Decatur, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at East Mississippi State Hospital.
Survivors include three sons, James Loper, Charles Loper and James Smith and his wife, Patricia, all of Decatur; three sisters, Mamie Wash and her husband, Sam, of Decatur, Nina Mae Hatcher and her husband, Albert, and Bessie Parker, all of Gulfport; a brother, Roy Goodman and his wife, Fannie, of Decatur; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 30 minutes prior to the service.
Jane Pond Bailey
Graveside services for Jane Pond Bailey will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, with the Rev. Thomas Broadhead officiating. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bailey, 78, of Bailey, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in her home. She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include her first cousins, Martha Harrington of Meridian and Leon Bailey of Bailey; cousins, Ree Johnson Pollman of Meridian, Robin Johnson Owen of Nashville, Tenn., and Tonie Johnson Bense of Panama City, Fla.; and several other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bailey, a son, John Howard Bailey and her parents, Howard and Gertrude Pond.
Pallbearers will be David Bailey, Bob Cunningham, Bo Denton, Charlie Bancroft and Leon Bailey.
Visitation will be Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Barham Funeral Home.
Doris H. Satterfield
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Doris H. Satterfield, 79, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Willie R. Dean
Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for Willie R. Dean, of Meridian, who died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in his home.